Blodgett Street watermain replacement project (Peach Avenue to Willow Avenue)
The Utility is currently working on replacing the watermain on Blodgett Street. Phase one is to replace the watermain from Purdy Avenue to Willow Avenue. While the Utility is installing the mainline piping, the residents in that area are on a temporary water system. The mainline piping should be completely installed by the end of the day on Friday, May 11. After that pipe is completely installed and reconnected to all parts of the system, the Utility will flush the piping and take bacterial samples per the Wisconsin DNR code. Once those samples have passed, we will reconnect the residents' services to the mainline and remove the temporary water system. We anticipate completing that portion of the project shortly after memorial day. After that, we will begin laying out temporary water and be installing mainline piping on Blodgett Street from Peach Avenue to Purdy Avenue. As always, the schedule is very weather dependent. After the watermain project is completed, the City Street Department will begin working on patching the concrete pavement and installing an asphaltic overlay. Below are some photos for your enjoyment. If you have questions or concerns about the project, feel free to contact John Richmond (715-898-2170) or Erick Boon (715-898-2171)
Blodgett Street Phase One photos
Marshfield Utilities Electric Department is currently working the Waushara Avenue area. The underground wire has been in service since 1970 and needs to be replaced. The line crew will be replacing the secondary wire, the service wire, and transformers. When conditions allow, Marshfield Utilities uses directional boring vs. trenched or dug in to have a minimal disturbance to our customers' yards. When Marshfield Utilities has completed their work, other utilities such as phone and cable will need to complete their work before the landscaping work can take place. We will update as the project draws to a close.